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Useful & Useless Information

Invitation Letter

The Organizing Committee will be pleased to send an invitation letter upon request to the participants registered . Such a letter should only be intended as a help to get funds, not as a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support. Please send your request to the AMAM 2015 Secretariat ([email protected]) specifying your name, institution, postal address and fax number to which the invitation letter should be sent.
Please consult Italian diplomatic representatives in your Country.

Passport/Visa

Any foreign visitors wishing to enter the Italian Republic must have an Identity Card (UE citizens) or a valid passport (non-EU citizens). Someone may need a Visa before coming. Email [email protected] to get a VISA support letter but please consult your local passport authority or Italian diplomatic representatives in your Country about information they need. More information on travelling in Europe can be found at this web page.

How to get to the Conference Centre

The Calané Conference Centre – Nova Yardinia venue is located near Castellaneta Marina, at 95 kilometres away from Bari. The Conference Centre is easily accessible from Bari Airport (the Meeting Point) by bus or car service provided by AMAM 2015. You can also get Taranto from Bari by train and Calané Conference Centre by public taxi or private taxi car (distance: about 30 km). There are not public transport services from Bari Airport to Nova Yardinia.

Getting to Bari Airport

Arrival by Planes. Several airlines fly to Bari, including low cost companies, and a lot of daily flights from the two Italian hubs – Rome and Milan – reach this airport. Please visit the Airport web site for more information and book your flight early to get the ticket at the best price.

Arrival by Train/Bus

People who arrive in Bari from other Italian localities by train or bus (stop at or near the Railway Central Station (Stazione Bari Centrale)) can get to Karol Wojtyla Bari Airport by:
– Urban public bus (bus n. 16). The single ticket costs € 0.90 each. Travel time: 35-40 min. Tickets can be purchased in newspaper and tobacco kiosks.
– Airport Shuttle. The single ticket costs € 4.15 each. Travel time: 25-30 min. Tickets can be purchased from the driver.
– Railway (Treni Ferrotramviaria). The single ticket costs € 5.00 each. Travel time: 15 min. Tickets must be purchased on this website selecting the following options: Departure Station: Bari Centrale – Arrival Station: Bari Aeroporto.

Arrival by Boat

Bari is the destination for ferries incoming from the Greek port of Patra and Igoumenitsa. There are also ships from Bar (Montenegro), Dubrovnik (Croatia) and Durrës (Albania). Ferry operators are either Superfast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Azzurraline or Jadrolinija.
You can get to the Railway Central Station on the bus n. 20/ (take care: 20 strikethrough!). Urban bus tickets can be purchased in newspaper and tobacco kiosks (€1.00).

Getting to Nova Yardinia from Bari Airport

Conference Shuttle. A complementary shuttle service will be provided by the AMAM 2015 from Bari Airport to Nova Yardinia and vice versa. The shuttle service will be provided on Sunday 7th June (from Bari Airport – to Nova Yardinia) and on Saturday 13th June (from Nova Yardinia – to Bari Airport). The time of the shuttle departure is the following:
Departures from Bari Airport (7th June): 8:30; 11:00; 13:30; 16:00; 18:30; 21:00; 23:30
Departures from Nova Yardinia (13th June): 4:00; 6:30; 09:00; 11:30; 14:00; 16:30
It is important to fill in the travel info section on your Conference Personal Page whether you need our help.
This cheapest solution is suitable for the participants who will stay in Nova Yardinia for the entire week.

Renting a car

There is a very good highway from Bari Airport to Nova Yardinia. It will take you about one hour drive. The Nova Yardinia has large parking areas (free). This solution is suitable for the participants who feel like visiting the wonderful places surrounding the conference venue.

Private taxi service

A private car service will be provided by Nova Yardinia during the meeting from Sunday 7th to Saturday 13th. The cost of this transport from Bari Airport to Nova Yardinia (and vice versa) is EUR 90.00 per car (max. 3persons per car). Reservation: [email protected]

Other useful & useless information

TIME

Rome is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Difference with London: -1 hour; New York City: -6 hours; Tokyo: + 8 hours.

CLIMATE

Mean daily temperature ranges from 14-16°C (min) to 26-28°C (max).

TELEPHONE

International Calls: 0039 + phone number.

MOBILE PHONE

Mobile phones use the GSM-900/1800 and 3G 2100 frequency bands. Available networks can be found at this link.

BANKS-EXCHANGE

Italy’s official currency is the Euro. Banks are open weekdays from 8.30 to 13.30. Currency can be exchanged also at the Railway Central Station, at the airport and foreign exchange automatic points throughout the city. Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept major credit cards.

ELECTRICITY

Voltage is 220V; two round pin plug.

MOBILE PHONE

Mobile phones use the GSM-900/1800 and 3G 2100 frequency bands. Available networks can be found at this link.

SMOKING POLICY

Smoking is banned in all indoor public places and in all workplaces.

TIPPING

In bars and restaurants service charge (servizio) is included in the bill. Tipping is not mandatory but is welcomed.

TAXES

VAT (value added tax; locally IVA) is normally included in the price of most goods and services. Generally the rate stands at 22% of the sale price.

EMERGENCY

Police 113 – Carabinieri 112 – Medical First Aid 118